MY FAVORITE CRAFTY THINGS 2020: Dies + Giveaway!

Welcome to more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2020! Today is all about dies.

This series shares my favorite crafty products of 2020. Each post will have a different topic with a video. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works… and the beginning of THIS video.

If you are shopping, be sure to check out my Crafty Updates and Sales Page HERE for exclusive discount codes and more!

Today I am focusing on dies.

[Warning: Again, this video is LONG. You can instead just check out the dies below. All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Please note that I purchased most of the products in this post personally, but not all. Regardless, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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Let’s do this…


I use word dies on most of my cards. Here are some of this year’s favorites:

Altenew Hello & Hugs Dies
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
Memory Box Hello Script Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Birch Press Handwritten Hello Outline…
[ SSS | BRC | JNN ]
Birch Press Jumbo Lingo Hello Dies
[ SSS | BRC | ELH | JNN ]
The Stamp Market Outline Hello Die
[ THS ]
Altenew Circled Greetings Hugs Die
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
SugarPea Designs Thanks Word Dies
[ SSS | SGR ]
Kat Scrappiness Thank You Die
[ KATS ]
Concord & 9th All The Thanks Dies
[ SSS | C&9 | ELH ]
Altenew Fancy For You Die
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Ellen Hutson Big Scripty Happy…
[ ELH ]
Cas-ual Fridays Hooray Dies
[ SSS | CS- ]
La-La Land Crafts Get Well Soon Die
[ SSS | LLL ]
Simon Says Stamp You Matter Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Die
[ SSS ]
Ink to Paper Long Distance Hug Die
[ SSS | INK | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp The World Needs Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
LDRS Thinking of You Die
[ SSS | LDR ]
The Greeting Farm Love You Die
[ SSS | THG ]
My Favorite Things Really Miss You Die
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
CZ Design With Sympathy Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
Doodlebug All Occasion Dies
[ SSS ]
Create a Smile Tiny Sentiment Dies
[ CRT ]
Birch Press Mod Alphabet Dies
[ SSS | BRC ]
Concord & 9th All The Letters Dies
[ SSS | C&9 | ELH ]
Honey Bee Bee Narrow Uppercase Alpha…
[ SSS | HNB | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Leas Ornate…
[ SSS | PNK | JNN ]


Background dies tend to be higher priced than most crafting products do to the amount of metal used. Therefore, you want to be sure you invest in those that can be used creatively in many ways! I recommend checking out these:

WPlus9 Lavinia Layers Die
[ SSS | WPL | JNN ]
Whimsy Stamps Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die
[ SSS | WHM ]
Elizabeth Craft Leaf Pattern Die
[ SSS | ELZ ]
Pinkfresh Studio Simply Diamonds Die
[ SSS | ELH | PNK | JNN ]
Mama Elephant Heart Grid Die
[ SSS | MML ]
Studio Katia Dotted Square Frame Die
[ SSS | STD | ELH ]
Studio Katia Halftone Lines Die
[ SSS | STD | ELH ]
Karen Burniston Pattern Plate Flowers…
[ SSS | KRN ]
Hello Bluebird Sunshine Scene Die
[ SSS | HLL ]
Pretty Pink Posh Nature Essentials Dies
[ SSS | PRT | ELH ]
Pink and Main Fancy Floral Die
[ SSS | PNK ]
Birch Press Viola Plate Layer Dies
[ SSS | BRC | ELH | JNN ]
Honey Bee Fluttering Hearts Die
[ SSS | HNB | ELH ]
Honey Bee Fluttering Hearts Pierced Die
[ SSS | HNB | ELH | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Stitching Panel Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Waffle Flower Stitchable Pinking…
[ SSS | WFF | ELH ]
Waffle Flower Piercing Panel Die
[ SSS | WFF | ELH | JNN ]
Memory Box Pinpoint Burst Plate Die
[ SSS | ELH ]
Birch Press Pinpoint Radial Die
[ SSS | ELH | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Detail Ringlet Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate Die
[ SSS | ELH | JNN ]
Pinkfresh Studio Stitches Die
[ PNK | SSS ]


Here are a few other dies that I thought you might like…

Hero Arts Cloudy Sky Scene Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Hero Arts World Window Die
[ SSS | HA | ELH | JNN ]
Paper Rose Sweet Rainbow Dies
[ SSS | PPR ]
Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Heart Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Detail Floral Heart Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Altenew Parlor Palm Die Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Memory Box Verdant Leaf Die
[ SSS | ELH | MMR | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Etched Laurel Leaves…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Engraved Feather Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Memory Box Cherry Blossom Die
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Cherry Blossom Die
[ SSS | HA | ELH | JNN ]
Memory Box Tall Birthday Candles Dies
[ SSS | MMR ]
Waffle Flower Additional Circle Dies
[ SSS | WFF | ELH ]
Honey Bee Circle Thin Frame Dies
[ SSS | HNB | ELH | JNN ]
Poppy Stamps Brilliant Rings Dies
[ SSS | PPP ]
Reverse Confetti Circle Rays Duo Dies
[ SSS | RVR ]
Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Dies
[ SSS | MMR | JNN ]
Spellbinders Essential Rectangles Dies
[ SSS | SPL | JNN ]
Your Next Die Stitched Rectangle…
[ SSS | YRN ]
Altenew Featured Sentiments Dies
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Mama Elephant Quick Stripes Dies
[ SSS | MML | ELH | JNN ]
Pinkfresh Studio Slim Ornate Banner Dies
[ SSS | PNK | ELH | JNN ]
Sunny Studio Slimline Scallop Frame Dies
[ SSS | SNN | ELH | JNN ]
Birch Press Cora Layer Dies
[ SSS | BRC | ELH | JNN ]
Birch Press Flora Heart Layer Dies
[ SSS | BRC | JNN ]
Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Tile Dies
[ SSS | SPL ]
Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Dies
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Altenew Craft A Flower Poppy Dies
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH ]
Poppy Stamps Adriana Pop Up Easel Die
[ SSS | PPP ]
Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Dies
[ SSS | ELH | LWN | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Outside the Box Dies
[ SSS | MFT | ELH ]
Trinity Stamps Slimline Envelope…
[ SSS | TRN | ELH | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelope Die
[ SSS | JNN ]


Remember – this list of Favorite Crafty Things could also make a great gift guide. Feel free to pass along this link or print the page and circle what you are interested in. The series can be found HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to Birch Press Designs! (I LOVE their dies.) For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/20/20 telling me your favorite die from above. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)

See you soon with more!

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789 thoughts on “MY FAVORITE CRAFTY THINGS 2020: Dies + Giveaway!”

  1. Love word dies! But the die I would most like to have from the list is the SSS Detailed Ringlet die. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Thank you for sharing your talents in card making. Love making card and enjoy the smiles they bring to the individuals receiving them. 2020 has been a reminder for the little things that were overlooked. God’s Peace

  3. .It is hard to pick just one—maybe the memory box pinpoint leaf background. Thanks for doing these videos. They are kind of a highlight for me.

  4. Great video as always! My favorite stamp is the You Are Loved stamp by SSS. Thank you and happy holidays to you and your loved ones!

  5. Thank you again for taking the time to create this content for us! I have so many items written down on my wish list that it should keep my husband busy over the next three gift giving occasions. One of my top favorites from this video are the pinpoint cover plate dies from Birchpress and Memory Box.

  6. Thanks for doing these videos this year! Your videos are always day brighteners , especially now.
    I really enjoy this series ,and your videos showing new techniques.
    My favorite die is the Karen Burniston Pattern plate flowers, so pretty and makes gorgeous cards!

  7. I can’t decide which of the leaf dies I like better, but will purchase one of them soon. So versatile for filling in space!

  8. If I can only choose one (which isn’t easy), I pick Birch Press Cora Layer die set. I think it’s so elegant. Thanks so much for this series; I look forward to them each year.

  9. There were so many wonderful dies, thank you for sharing! I really liked the Birch Press layering dies. The viola Plate layer die is gorgeous!

  10. Hello again!! If I had to choose just one favorite, it would have to be the SSS Detailed Ringlet Background Die. I just think it is so versatile and could be used for just about any card project. Again, thanks so much for doing this video series. I look forward to this every single year. 🙂 Big hugs!!

  11. Oh I love dies!! Thinking the pinpoint radial die will have to come and live and my house soon!!! Thanks so much for all your fun inspiration!!!

  12. I love so many of the dies, but the layering dies by Birch Press are my favorites. Love your Videos–I so look forward to them every year. My credit card does not though!

  13. Wow! I love your videos and watched you and Gina k and Rina with Kathy Racoosin in “ Not my hands challenge!! Histerical!!! Thank you for all you do.

  14. I like the background dies, especially the SSS Ringlet die, I love a little textured background for interest and a simple die cut sentiment, just a quick and easy card some days.

  15. So hard to pick just one, so I’ll mention some of my favorites that include the new pinpoint cover dies, which add interest without bulk; they’re a nice change from embossing folders. Also, like the different “Hello” dies, and the rainbow heart ones. Thank you for all the hard work you put into doing this for us this year; means a lot.

  16. Thanks for sharing your favorites and how why you like them. Of the ones you shared, I really like the Hello Bluebird Sunshine Scene Die – can see many different ways to use it!

  17. Jennifer, Thank you so much for all you do for everyone in need of support! I appreciate your gentle manner, wonderful videos and most of all your kindness (which the world really need now).

    My favorite is: Birch Press Jumbo Lingo Hello Dies. Thank you for the opportunities!

  18. Thank you so very much for going forward with your 2020 favorite things series. I am head over heals in love with the Birch Press Viola Plate Layers Dies. Thank you for all of your inspirations.

  19. Egads. No way i could pick just one favorite. when i think i have all the dies i could ever need…. I do love that stamp market hello!

  20. Thank you so much for posting your favorite things this year. I know it was a hard decision for you. I’m a new card maker (this year!) and so it’s super valuable for me as I build my stash. As for my favorite? So hard to pick just ONE! I’m a sucker for background dies… so have to pick the Memory Box Pinpoint Radial Die. I also love the Pinkfresh Leas Ornate letter dies and SSS The World Needs… Such a lovely sentiment.

  21. It may be strange, but I think my favorite is probably the Waffle Flower Additional Circles. I have their nesting square & additional squares die sets, and love that there are the in-between sizes in the latter. I never realized they came in other shapes. Thank you for sharing the results of all your hard work doing this video! I hope y’all had a peaceful Thanksgiving. Take care, & have an awesome day! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  22. All the dies are wonderful, especially the background dies. I was struck by the Altenew Jumbo Garden flower dies.

  23. So many great dies! My favorite is Simon Says Stamp: The World Needs. A perfect focal for the front of a card. Thanks again Jennifer!

  24. The Lawn Fawn magic iris die cut is awesome. Kids and adults love the magical interactive card that it makes. I always pull up your video Jennifer when I make it as you great instructions and options. Thanks so much for all the great videos that you do.

  25. The dies are all so beautiful but my favorite is the Birch Press Viola Plate Layer Dies! It’s absolutely beautiful!!!!

  26. The Altnew craft a flowers (both the roses and poppies) give stunning results. Thank you for your annual review. They are always informative and great. Not great for the bank balance. Greetings from Sydney.

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